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Turkey-Japan nuclear power plant agreement approved

An international agreement to build a second nuclear power plant in Turkey was accepted by Parliament’s General Assembly.
Japan signed an international agreement for the construction of a second nuclear power plant in Turkey, according to the Hurriyet Daily News. Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Itochu Corp., along with France’s GDF Suez, will jointly build the 4,800-MW nuclear power plant at a cost of approximately $22 billion. The plant will use four ATMEA1 nuclear reactors developed by MHE and France’s Areva.
Russia’s Rosatom is building Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, the four-unit, 4,800-MW Akkuyu plant, under an agreement signed by both countries in May 2010. It is expected to be operational by 2023.

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